‘The Curse’ return date and Season 2 trailer revealed

Channel 4 has announced when the new season of The Curse starts!

The 1980s-set comedy caper launched in the UK last year, starring Emer Kenny from Father Brown.

The Curse followed a gang of hopeless small time crooks who found themselves embroiled in one of the biggest gold heists in history.

Following the success of the first season, the show was renewed for a second run last summer, and viewers won’t have too much longer to wait.

Take a look at the Season 2 trailer:

“We’re so excited that this comedy supergroup are returning for another instalment of The Curse and cannot wait to see what exile in Spain looks like for the gang,” Channel 4’s Commissioning Executive, Joe Hullait previously commented. “It’s going to be comedy gold.”

When’s the release date?

Season 2 premieres in the UK at 10pm on Thursday 27th April on Channel 4.

All six new episodes will also be available watch on Channel 4’s free streaming service All 4 from that date.

Watch a clip from Season 2’s opening season here:

The official synopsis for the second season of The Curse reads: “It’s 1985 with Albert (Allan Mustafa), Tash (Emer Kenny) and Sidney (Steve Stamp) now residing in the sunny Costa Del Sol, recently dubbed the Costa Del Crime, a safe haven for UK criminals during this period due to the lack of extradition treaty between British and Spanish governments meaning they were totally untouchable.

“Albert and Tash have invested the money from the gold in a dream restaurant and hotel business, whilst Sidney under the new alias ‘Andrew’ runs a bar on the beach.

“Meanwhile, Big Mick (Tom Davis) is in prison awaiting trial, very much enjoying the fame that follows now being officially associated with the biggest gold heist in history and Phil ‘The Captain’ Pocket (Hugo Chegwin) is dead.

“In the shadows, frustrated Detectives Saunders and Thread, who are powerless to make arrests, have no choice but to go deep undercover in Spain to gather evidence on the whereabouts of the golden haul.

“What becomes quickly evident is that Spain isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The stakes are higher, the gangsters are scarier, and the vultures are beginning to circle. Behind the cocktails around the pool and the paradise façade the calamitous gang have very much got out of the frying pan and into the fire.

“The Curse takes hold in the Spanish heat and it’s a guessing game who will get out alive.”

Here’s another clip:

The Curse is loosely based on the same 1983 robbery which inspired Hugh Bonneville‘s recent BBC heist drama The Gold.

Discussing why we find heist stories so compelling, co-writer Tom Davis said: “It’s cops and robbers, good and bad, isn’t it? Although that feels more sketchy than ever in 2023!

“In our case, there’s something about normal working people getting away with something and living this criminal lifestyle,” explained the Big Mick actor. “It’s why we’re obsessed with The Sopranos or The Wire.

“I spent a long time working in a normal job, getting up at 6am and finishing at 5pm, living in the parameters of what’s socially acceptable. When you see people living outside of that, there’s something intriguing about that.”

An eleventh season of Father Brown recently began filming, but unfortunately The Curse star Emer Kenny won’t be reprising her role as Penelope “Bunty” Windermere.

Father Brown is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.